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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show
The Haberdasher
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Oct. 17, 2023, midnight
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show - A musical mid-life crisis -- a late-night search for meaning and happiness airs on WRIR LP Monday nights from 9 PM to 11 PM. Stream the show @
Hey Listeners,

So I am still coming down from a big Richmond Folk Festival weekend. As I was preparing for this week’s show it occurred to me that it is roughly the 15-year anniversary of my show. I really wanted a time slot, but when I finally got one I had no idea I’d settle in for the long haul. I love WRIR and being on the air and while I might not make it another 15 years, I plan on staying as long as they’ll have me.

To celebrate the occasion I’ve turned to a list for inspiration as I have been known to do over the years. During the last month about 10 people have asked me if I had been listening to Andrew Hickey’s podcast, A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs – 1938-1999. Anyway I hadn’t listened, but now I have begun. Each podcast episode is devoted to one of the songs. To date Hickey has aired 168 episodes. I have a long way to go to catch up, but I am going to have a blast doing so. What an ambitious and fascinating project.

And what fodder for tonight’s show. I hope to squeeze in 30 songs. We’ll start with the tunes featured in the first 11 episodes and then jump all over the place. Enjoy and keep it tuned here.

The Haberdasher

Benny Goodman Sextet Flying Home The Benny Goodman Sextet (feat. Charlie Christian) Columbia
Big Joe Turner Roll 'Em Pete Jumpin' With Joe EMI Catalogue
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Ida Red The Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 2: Best of the Tiffanys (Recorded Live in San Francisco) Rhino
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Choo Choo Ch'Boogie The Best of Louis Jordan Geffen
Sister Rosetta Tharpe This Train The Authorized Sister Rosetta Tharpe Collection FLG / The Estate Of Sister Rosetta Tharpe
The Ink Spots That's When Your Heartaches Begin The Anthology Geffen
Wynonie Harris Good Rockin’ Tonight Baby, Shame On You (Original Recordings 1947 - 1949) Soul Story
Fats Domino The Fat Man Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans Capitol Records
Les Paul & Mary Ford How High the Moon? The Very Best of Les Paul and Mary Ford EMI Gold
The Johnny Otis Quintette with Little Esther & The Robins Double Crossing Blues Martin Scorses Presents The Blues - A Musical Journey Universal Music Enterprise
Jackie Brenson & His Delta Cats Rocket 88 single Chess Records
Ruth Brown Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean Ruth Brown Rhino Atlantic
The Chords Sh Boom Life Could Be a Dream: The Sh-Boom Sound of the Chords - EP Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group
Etta James The Wallflower Miss Etta James: The Complete Modern and Kent Recordings Ace Records
Gene and Eunice Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) Go On Ko Ko Mo Ace Records
LaVern Baker Tweedle Dee LaVern Baker Rhino Atlantic
Wanda Jackson I Gotta Know Before the Music Died: The Complete Recordings 1954-62 Enlightenment
Johnny Burnette & The Rock `N' Roll Trio The Train Kept a Rollin' Rock a Billy Boogie Vipvop
Jesse Belvin Goodnight My Love The Casual Screenland Records
Tommy Steele & The Steelmen Rock With the Caveman The Decca Years (1956-1963) Decca Music Group Ltd.
Bill Doggett Honky Tonk - Part 1 Bill Doggett - the Best Of Gusto Records
The Bobbettes Mr. Lee Mr Lee - The Best of the Bobbettes Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group
Lloyd Price Stagger Lee Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings Geffen*
Johnny Otis Willie And The Hand Jive Presenting Johnny Otis Universal Digital Enterprises
Vince Taylor & His Playboys Brand New Cadillac Brand New Cadillac - EP Parlophone UK
The New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral Various Rock & Roll Jukebox Records
Chuck Berry Maybellene The Chess Box Geffen
Bo Diddley bo diddely Road Runner Revolver Records
Little Richard Tutti Frutti Here's Little Richard Oldays Records
The Gamblers Lsd-25 single World Pacific Records
The Shadows Apache Another String of Hot Hits (and More!) Parlophone UK
Faye Adams Shake a Hand Faye Adams: R & B Originals AP Music
The Cheers Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots Shut Down Caroline Records
Love Alone Again Or Forever Changes (Remastered) Rhino/Elektra
The Move Flowers in the Rain Flowers in the Rain (50th Anniversary EP) [2007 Remaster] Fly Records
The Mothers of Invention Trouble Every Day Freak Out! Frank Zappa Catalog

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